Līgo Haibun Challenge – The Mountain Is Calling. A Love Confession

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It is a choice between “Guitar” and “Mountain” on Līgo Haibun Challenge this week – it couldn’t be something else than the second one for me…

Do you know the feeling of falling in love from the first sight and realising it is for the rest of your life? I do. I know exactly how it feels…with hundreds of butterflies, fluttering their wings inside me every time we meet.

Today, wandering through memories, I try to remember how far back does our history go. Most probably it was the end of the 1980′ s, somewhere in Austria when I was swept off my feet by you for the very first time. In amazement and admiration, experiencing something I had just seen in movies and read about before. The majestic power only a mountain possesses – so raw, leaving footprints for the years yet to come. I have been fortunate enough to see you in many different moods – when the first buds of almond trees were just about to burst in spring, and looking over a hive of bees in a fragrant summer meadow. On a path, observing patiently the indecision of autumn leaves between ablush and golden. Yes, I also remember almost stoic peace of yours right in the middle of the white winter loneliness that for some reason you kept calling solitude. Ups and downs. Twists and turns. Countries and borders.

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in a pile of photos
disappears. appears

There have been times when you seemed so distant, almost unapproachable but we all have our moments, don’ t we? And after those magical hours, spent together awaiting for the first sunlight to caress your rugged cheek, a lot of other things just lost their importance. No matter in which corner of the world I have found myself, there has always been longing, a hope to see you. A curve. A peak. Even if only for a moment in a distance. Until we meet again.

heavy raindrops
drawing peaks on window pane
-mountains of memories

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Līgo Haibun Challenge – Word Prompt

Welcome to a new Līgo Haibun Challenge!

This week it is time for the Word Prompt. Be inspired by one of the words below, taken from the haibun in the past week:

Guitar

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Mountain

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Let your imagination flow and don’t forget to add your haibun to the Inlinkz collection, please! Good luck!

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Līgo Haibun Challenge – Video Prompt

Welcome to a new Līgo Haibun Challenge with another Video Prompt!

This week there’ re selected two songs by an American singer-songwriter Jim Croce ( more about him here: http://fly-indie.weebly.com/ligo-haibun/ligo-haibun-challenge-video-week ). Please be inspired by one of the videos to write your haibun:

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Let your imagination flow and don’t forget to add your haibun to the Inlinkz collection, please! Good luck!

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Līgo Haibun Challenge – Visual Prompt

Welcome to a new Līgo Haibun Challenge! It is the new mid-week timing now, so that Līgo haibun runs one midweek and one weekend posting.

This week we have a Visual Prompt and there are two images to inspire you. As usual – choose one of them to write your haibun.

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Let your imagination flow and don’t forget to add your haibun to the Inlinkz collection, please! Good luck!

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Līgo Haibun Challenge – Quote Prompt

Welcome to a new Līgo Haibun Challenge!

This week there’ re selected two quotes about writing by a German philologist, philosopher, cultural critic, poet and composer Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzche. Please be inspired by one of them:

“The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer.”

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“Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood.”

Let your imagination flow and don’t forget to add your haibun to the Inlinkz collection, please! Good luck!

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Līgo Haibun Challenge – Video Prompt

As we walk deeper in autumn over here, the oldest haibun challenge on the web is back – Līgo Haibun Challenge is being revived and ready to keep going!

This time we start with something new – a Video Prompt. Following the good, old scheme, you can choose one of the videos as inspiration to write a haibun.

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Let your imagination flow and don’t forget to add your haibun to the Inlinkz collection, please! Good luck!